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Andrea Brillantes excited to do more projects with Seth Fedelin: ‘Basta wala pang kissing scene!’

‘Saying Goodbye’ star Andrea Brillantes shares how she gets through the challenging times in her life with a simple tradition.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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12/24/2021 11:14 AM
 Andrea Brillantes excited to do more projects with Seth Fedelin: ‘Basta wala pang kissing scene!’
Photo credits to @blythe on Instagram

After being launched as part of the Gold Squad two years ago with Seth Fedelin, Francine Diaz, and Kyle Echarri, Andrea Brillantes said she is happy that she and Seth have been given the chance to do solo love team projects starting with the 2019 film Wild Little Love. This year, the pair were once again given a big opportunity to headline ABS-CBN and iQiyi’s pilot series Saying Goodbye.

“Siyempre sobra akong nagpapasalamat sa SethDrea family at sa Brilliants ko kasi nakita ko na every time na may bagong labas na episode nagpapa-trend sila. Gusto ko lang din na malaman nila na sobra naming na-a-appreciate yun ni Seth. Hindi napupunta sa wala ang efforts nila. Sorry din sa mga fans namin na napaiyak namin because of Saying Goodbye (laughs). Gusto ko lang sabihin na mas maghanda pa kayo kasi madami pang mga episodes na mas iiyak pa kayo,” she said.

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Even though she has been in showbiz way longer than her onscreen partner, Andrea admitted that she feels just as pressured as him every time they take on a new project. 

“Yes, actually feeling ko never naman nawawala sa amin yung kaba at mas maganda na kinakabahan kami, na-pa-pressure kami kesa sa wala. Kasi ibig sabihin nun mas pinapahalagahan namin yung trabaho namin. May pressure din siya kasi iQiyi siya so international, mas malawak yung audience namin dito at kami yung first na ni-release ng iQiyi so siyempre grabe yung pressure sa aming dalawa ni Seth,” she shared. 

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Whenever she is feeling extra challenged in life, Andrea revealed how she copes and gives thanks for all her blessings.

“Every time na nakakaramdam ng pagod, lagi ako kay Lord dumi-dumiretso kasi especially for the Christmas Special nag-rehearsal kami ni Ali na dire-diretso para sa isang project namin na musical. Everyday yun may rehearsal since December 9 until December 14 or 15. Parang five hours a day kami sumasayaw. Pagbaba ko dun may chapel sa ABS-CBN and sobra lang ako nag-te-thank you dun and lagi lang ako humihingi ng lakas pa physically. Pero sobra pa akong nagpapasalamat sa Kanya everyday. Tapos sa Saying Goodbye meron kasi kaming mga location dun na meron kaming church, naniniwala kasi ako na tuwing pupunta ka sa bagong simbahan at magdadasal ka, puwede ka magkaroon ng three wishes. So lagi lang ako nag-wi-wish at nagpapasalamat,” she explained.

As they grow one year older and wiser next year, Andrea said she and Seth are open to the idea of doing different kind of roles by next year.

“Siguro. Lalo na next year 20 na si Ali so siguro kung o-offer-an kami kasi sino ba naman kami para humindi? As long as hindi pa naman super duper mature, tingin ko kaya naman namin ni Ali eh. Basta wala pang kissing scene (laughs)!” she added.

Saying Goodbye is now streaming exclusively on iQiyi and www.iQ.com. Starring Andrea Brillantes, Seth Fedelin, Andi Abaya, Kobie Brown, and Nio Tria. Directed by Dolly Dulu.